SAN FRANCISCO – The leader of California’s largest gay rights group is leaving his post after only a few months on the job.
Equality California announced Monday that Executive Director Roland Palencia will step down on Friday.
Palencia’s decision comes less than a week after the group said it would not lead a campaign in 2012 to overturn Proposition 8, the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages.
Palencia said last week that recent polls show voters are still divided on Prop. 8 and that the timing is not right to undertake a risky and expensive ballot fight.
Proposition 8 passed with 52 percent of the vote in November 2008.
Palencia was selected to replace former director Geoff Kors in May.
The group says it will announce a transition plan later this week.